Tuesday, October 10, residents were treated to duo delights performed by our University of Maryland student intern residents, cellist Samantha Flores and clarinetist Matt Rynes. They serenaded over 30 residents for about 30 minutes with 2 Beethoven duets. Everybody loved to hear them, and with good reason. Read at the bottom of this post for more information on what the two will be up to here in the next few months.
Matt has played the clarinet for about 15 years and is studying for a PhD in Clarinet Performance, and Samantha is a 2nd year Masters student in Cello Performance. They will be here until next summer but meantime have much planned for our residents.
We can look forward to more short performances in the Ivy Room by them as well as other University of Maryland music students. Later in October Samantha and Matt are planning a larger and longer performance in the Auditorium. This will include other musicians (students as well as faculty and professionals) and last about an hour. Keep your eyes open for flyers and news in the Courier. These longer performances will also become a more regular feature.
Both Samantha and Matt are also available for music lessons in clarinet, cello and beginner string instruments. A music reading class, lectures and workshops are also on the horizon. Clearly both these talented musicians have great affection for Collington and our residents and we reciprocate.